for Books Not Bombs
war loomed with Iraq, students protested at colleges and
universities around the country. On the Brooklyn Campus,
dozens of students joined the Books Not Bombs
national strike on March 5, eschewing classes for actions
are 300 organizations at schools around the United States,
at Columbia, CUNY and New York University as well as here
taking part in the student strike, said Monique Scott, president
of the Student Government Association, which helped organize
the actions. She dubbed the days marches around campus,
debates and films successful.
roundtable with Political Science Department faculty in
the Luntey Commons included discussions that ranged from
questions about international law and strategy to views
about the role of college campuses in stopping the Vietnam
War. Jose Sanchez, political science professor and head
of the urban studies department, raised a provocative point,
urging students to relate foreign policy debate to their
is important that students who are members of minority groups,
as many of our students are, see that their experiences
give them a capability to debate with other Americans and
help them understand why people outside this country hate
us so much, Sanchez said.
a month earlier, concern about actions in Iraq drew about
70 members of the Campus community to a Faculty Forum that
asked, Can U.N. Inspectors Prevent War In Iraq?
The panel at the February 11 forum included Arang Keshavarzian,
a Middle East expert in the Political Science Department,
James Sutterlin of the Campus U.N. Graduate Certificate
program and Yale Universitys U.N. studies program,
and Jane Krasno, also of Yale. Sutterlin and Krasno are
co-authors of the newly published, The United Nations
and Iraq: Defanging the Viper.